Gang-Related News Articles

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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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City gangs turning to machetes, police say (Boston, MA): As a boy growing up in El Salvador, Somerville pastor Luis Morales said, he was never frightened when he saw peasant farmers with machetes hanging from their belts. For rural Salvadorans, the long knife is a basic and ubiquitous tool, as common as a Swiss Army knife is here.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 16, 2004

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16-year-old boy is second victim in weekend gang-related shootings (San Diego, CA): Gangs with guns have claimed a second victim this weekend, a 16-year-old boy. Four people have been arrested in connection with a Saturday night drive-by shooting that killed Lee Smith Jr. of San Diego, San Diego Police Department said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: August 16, 2004

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Police say 16-year-old who was shot had gang ties (Chicago, IL): Chicago police say a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot while helping his friend repair a bicycle. Police spokeswoman Alice Casanova says the shooting occurred last night (at 8658 S. Morgan St.) on the city's South Side.
Source: WQAD 8 News    Date: August 16, 2004

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Jobs scarce for ex-gang members (Oklahoma City, OK): Oscar Meza desperately wants a job, any job -- so long as it isn't in what he calls the "family business." Meza's mother and father are in prison for selling drugs, and the 16-year-old from Texas already has served time in a juvenile detention facility.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman    Date: August 16, 2004

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Police seek 19-year-old for questioning in Sparks shooting death (Sparks, NV): Sparks police want to question a 19-year-old Sparks man in connection with the fatal shooting of another 19-year-old in west Sparks early Sunday afternoon.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: August 16, 2004

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A violent evolution (Elgin, IL): When gang members raided an Elgin apartment complex five years ago and sprayed bullets into a room full of their enemies, the brazen daytime murders horrified a city still reeling from years of gang violence. The Aug. 16, 1999, triple-slayings in the Burnham Schoolhouse Apartments sparked a grass roots war on street thugs and prompted city leaders to ratchet up their anti-crime efforts.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: August 16, 2004

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Judge favors a way out for gang members (Oxnard, CA): Although he banned an Oxnard gang from gathering in public two months ago, Superior Court Judge Frederick H. Bysshe still appears troubled over when the court should stop considering someone a gang member and allow him to reclaim his freedoms.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 15, 2004

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Experts warn of gang violence (Oklahoma City, OK): Please click on link below for The Daily Oklahoman's series on Hispanic gangs.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman    Date: August 15, 2004

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Many initiations just legend, but reality also fearsome (Wilkes Barre, PA): Gang initiations have become the stuff of urban legends, but like all legends, most are without basis. One of the fables says gangs across the United States put HIV-infected needles in the change slots of pay phones.
Source: The Times Leader    Date: August 15, 2004

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Ganging up on us (Luzerne County, PA): The 20 kicks to Gerard Cabrera's head left the 22-year-old Scranton man lying in a pool of warm, red stickiness. Residual blood spattered a nearby wall and collected on the dirty sidewalk outside The Glass Bar in Edwardsville.
Source: The Times Leader    Date: August 15, 2004

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Reston man arrested in slaying (Manassas, VA): Police have arrested a Reston man in connection with a gang-related slaying Wednesday at a party in Manassas, one of several violent incidents recently in Northern Virginia, including a nonfatal shooting, a stabbing, an assault and robberies.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: August 14, 2004

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Migrant worker stable after being stabbed (Bingham, ME): A Laotian migrant worker living in Bingham was in stable condition Friday after being stabbed in the back late Thursday night. A suspect in the attack reportedly has fled to Rhode Island.
Source: Bangor Daily News    Date: August 14, 2004

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Shotgun blast into home injures 11-year-old girl (Milwaukee, WI): An 11-year-old Hmong girl was hit in the shoulder and hand by a shotgun blast early Friday morning as she huddled with her sister on the family's living room floor and the gunman stalked the front of the home. Police and the girl's 15-year-old sister said the shooting was gang-related.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: August 14, 2004

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Killing at N.Va. party may be tied to gang (Manassas, VA): A 22-year-old Manassas Park man was fatally shot at a party Wednesday night in a slaying that appears to be linked to Northern Virginia's most dominant street gang, MS-13, police said yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 13, 2004

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Chief renews effort to fight drugs, gangs (Dallas, TX): Police Chief David Kunkle and some of his newly promoted commanders shared some of their latest strategies to target solicitation, gangs and drugs with Mayor Laura Miller at their first weekly crime meeting.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: August 13, 2004

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Winning life's early rounds (Washington, DC): Daniel Hernandez says he has no time for the Little Crazies. The 16-year-old knows members of the Little Crazies, one of the Latino gangs that haunt Columbia Heights. But Hernandez has other ways to keep himself entertained.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 12, 2004

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Va. man guilty of gang activity (Fairfax County, VA): There was no plan for the two Latino street gangs to face off in a hotel parking lot in Fairfax County early one Sunday in April. They simply bumped into each other while holding separate parties, sparks flew and then fists.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 12, 2004

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Family shot, wounded in parking lot (Salinas, CA): A family of three was getting ready to head home when they were shot and wounded in a Salinas apartment parking lot on Wednesday, police reported. Rudy Zaragoza, 31, and his wife, Carmela Zaragoza, 25, were sitting in the parking lot at 817 Elkington St. around 1:50 a.m. when they were struck by bullets.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: August 12, 2004

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Police say gang killings decreasing (San Francisco, CA): The rate of homicides in San Francisco has begun to drop, with no gang-related slayings in The City since June, the Police Commission heard Wednesday.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: August 12, 2004

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Suspect charged in officer's death (Compton, CA): A 19-year-old alleged gang member was charged Thursday with capital murder for the shooting death Tuesday of an off-duty county police captain, who was gunned down while on a pre-dawn bike ride.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: August 12, 2004

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